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Services are provided at a cost of $25.00 per hour to UNC Lineberger members. Non-cancer center members can receive these services at a cost of $35.00 per hour.

To use the Animal Studies Core Facility you must submit:

  • an approved animal use protocol from the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee
  • a completed application - Contact to receive an application.

All work provided by the Animal Studies Core which is included in a publication record should acknowledge the contribution of the core facility.  Proper acknowledgment of our core facility enables us to obtain financial and other support so we may continue to provide essential services in the best ways possible.  It would be appreciated if you sent a copy of the accepted manuscript and/or published paper to  This will allow us to demonstrate our impact to the UNC Community.

In addition, if any facility personnel makes a substantial intellectual and/or experimental contribution to a publication they deserve recognition just as any other co-author.  This is essential for the professional development of our staff.  We recommend scientists follow the “ABRF Recommended Guidelines for Authorship on Manuscripts”.  

Please include in your publication acknowledgements:
Animal Studies were performed within the LCCC Animal Studies Core Facility at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The LCCC Animal Studies Core is supported in part by an NCI Center Core Support Grant (CA16086) to the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.


More Information

This core facility is under the direction of faculty director Bernard Weissman, PhD, and facility director Charlene Santos, RLATG, CMAR.

Staff members include Research Specialists Silmara Camargo, LAT, and Alain Valdivia and Research Technicians, Mark Ross, ALAT, Adrienne Booker, ALAT, Irene Mwaniki, ALAT, and Terasa Williams-Biles.

Location and Hours

Office: 1002 Mary Ellen Jones Building, 10th Floor
Lab: 1031A Mary Ellen Jones Building

Genetics Medicine Animal Facilities and other facilities throughout campus

Monday - Friday, 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. After hours and weekends by prior arrangement.

Main Contact

Charlene Santos at 919-843-7988 (office), 910-670-7998 (cell) orAn icon indicating that a link will launch an email program..